Every Birthday should start with opening cards in bed, and this was no exception. I even got Breezy a fizzy water with grapefruit cordial to sup while she did the cards.
Packed lunch, flask of tea and a few other bits and pieces and we set off to Col de la Core to start a walk. A steep climb up to Cap Ner and scramble on to L'Aubague and onto Tuc D'Eychelle. Fantastic views off both sides of the ridge and a snack before descending to Cabane D'Eychelle on grassy slopes. Had lunch before gaining the GR10 and descending back to the van through the trees.
Blue skies escorted us all day even though there was snow on the summits. Will definitely head back there for some more exploring as it is a beautiful area. The Cabane sleeps 4 and is very basic with a couple of pans and an open fire. Wood would have to be collected and taken in but if using the GR10 that would be easy.
On the way back we had to hunt down a couple of beef steaks as that was Breezy's wish for her Birthday supper. The butcher in Seix was on holiday and close so we went to Oust. The butcher there is great. Loads of choice and good looking meat. Will definitely go there again.
Called in at Clive's to check the house over while they are away then back to the barn for some Blanquette de Limoux and Bezique. Picked up a couple of bollet mushrooms on route to go with the steaks.
Thanks for the greetings Lee,
Have a great time on Valier, weather is supposed to be good all weekend.
Hope to see ya before we go. Leaving early bird on Friday!
That’s one of my favourite walks – to follow that crest from Col de la Core to Pic de Pomebrunet (a long day) still have to finish the last part to Valier but that needs a rope. Tuc de la Messe (two peaks further on from where you descended is a good ski tour from Col de la Core) and have also skied Pic de Montgarie on the otherside of the Col de Crouzette to Tuc de la Messe.
Off to Mont Valier with Sandrine and a few peeps on Saturday/Sunday satying over at the Estagnous. Hope to see you before you go!